Definitions for: Plunder

[n] goods or money obtained illegally
[v] destroy and strip of its possession; "The soldiers raped the beautiful country"
[v] steal goods; take as spoils; "During the earthquake people looted the stores that were deserted by their owners"
[v] plunder after capture, as of a town
[v] take illegally; of intellectual property; "This writer plundered from famous authors"

Webster (1913) Definition: Plun"der, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Plundered; p. pr. &
vb. n. Plundering.] [G. pl["u]ndern to plunder, plunder
frippery, baggage.]
1. To take the goods of by force, or without right; to
pillage; to spoil; to sack; to strip; to rob; as, to
plunder travelers.

Nebuchadnezzar plunders the temple of God. --South.

2. To take by pillage; to appropriate forcibly; as, the enemy
plundered all the goods they found.

Syn: To pillage; despoil; sack; rifle; strip; rob.

Plun"der, n.
1. The act of plundering or pillaging; robbery. See Syn. of

Inroads and plunders of the Saracens. --Sir T.

2. That which is taken by open force from an enemy; pillage;
spoil; booty; also, that which is taken by theft or fraud.
``He shared in the plunder.'' --Cowper.

3. Personal property and effects; baggage or luggage. [Slang,
Southwestern U.S.]

Synonyms: booty, despoil, despoil, foray, loot, loot, pillage, pillage, prize, ransack, rape, reave, rifle, sack, spoil, strip, swag, violate

See Also: cut, deplume, destroy, destroy, displume, ruin, ruin, steal, stolen property, take

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